My Mother, the Mermaid

Synopsis: Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, her father leaves home without any notice. Her mother doesn't care what happens to him and doesn't care to look for him. Na-young has no choice but to give up her dream trip abroad and to search for her father instead. Once she arrives at her parents' hometown, Na-young is shocked to meet someone she'd never expect, even in her dreams.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Heung-sik Park
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.8
UNRATED
Year:
2004
110 min
14 Views

"MY MOTHER"

Give me a light.

Thanks.

Bye!

-Did you wait long?

-No.

What do you think?

I was hot and thirsty.

That's all.

Careful.

It's wet.

You're so tiring!

I would have preferred

doing otherwise.

Or living otherwise.

But I let myself get

overcome by things...

Things foreign to me.

They settled in...

Little by little...

They destroyed my hope.

They began to rule.

You can understand

that when I was young...

this wasn't the life I dreamed of.

I didn't dream of this Iife

because I wasn't this person.

I was full of

joy and energy.

You didn't know me, Pierre.

As soon as you were born,

my youth fell apart.

I have the impression

that my life today...

doesn't correspond

to my true nature.

I have the impression

I haven't changed.

Still full of

joy and energy.

But unable to

prove it to others.

Alone in my joy and energy.

That's pretty awful.

Your mother is like me.

I don't mean she's awful.

She simply hasn't

changed either.

Like me, she wears a mask.

She's pretty

tired these days.

-Physically, she's fine.

-Can I go now?

-Want me to carry your bag?

-No.

-Give me the box.

-No, it's OK.

You lost weight.

You look bad.

I'm so happy to see you.

-I missed you, Marthe.

-Me, too.

Grandma sent this cheese.

Your mother is upstairs.

-It's heavy.

-No problem.

The pool!

You're soaked!

Is that all you can say?

I'll show you around.

I think I'll go

shopping this afternoon.

And you?

I don't know.

You can't stay inside the house

all afternoon, Pierre.

She just fell down.

Surely too much sun.

Or maybe she slipped.

Pierre...

Did he hit her?

Marthe, did he hit her?

Tell me if he hit her.

What are you talking about?

Be careful when you get

up tomorrow morning.

Be very careful.

Pierre.

Your father said goodbye.

He had to leave for France.

On business.

Where in France?

In Nice.

Back to his mistress?

Pierre!

What's come over you?

Keep those thoughts

to yourself, please.

Don't get mad.

It doesn't bother me either.

I'm happy to be

here alone with you.

Don't exaggerate.

I swear.

I have you all to myself.

How about this afternoon?

Going to the beach?

With you?

Where's my mother?

What's come over you?

Mom, you can't stay here.

Why did he bring you here?

-Want to sit?

-No, thanks.

Really!

What are you doing

on this island?

Can't he work elsewhere?

I won't last

two months here.

You're just bored.

There's the Aquapark.

I'll take you to Yumbo.

It's the place to go.

What do you say?

Yeah, sure.

Dinner, then we'll party.

The whole night.

You're handsome.

I'll be proud to

have you on my arm.

They'll think

you're my lover.

-Yeah, right.

-And why not?

I'm too old to be

taken for your lover?

You're ashamed?

Marthe, did you hear that?

I look too old!

Really, Pierre...

Would you be ashamed?

When are we going?

Real soon, unless you

think it's not a good idea.

-Let's go today.

-Not today.

But I promise...

Mom!

Mom!

M-Mom?!

Mom?

Aaahh.

Aahh.

Are you angry because I

didn't take you with me?

Tell me!

We have lots of

time for fun.

I'll take you tomorrow.

Promise.

Meanwhile, my young lover...

Bring me something

to dry myself off.

From the bathroom.

Go...

You're completely crazy!

Go and get it.

Hail Mary, full of grace.

Blessed art thou

among women.

Blessed is the

fruit of thy womb.

Holy Mary, Mother of God

pray for us sinners.

Now and at the

hour of our death.

Hail Mary!

I have bad news.

Your father had an accident.

His body is with

your grandparents.

We're taking the

plane for Nantes.

I don't know if

we'll rent a car...

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